Heriot Watt University is a renowned public research university that was established in the year 1821. The university offers a myriad of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. It was founded as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, but with the introduction of the royal charter in 1966, the university gained the status of a university. It is one of the oldest institutes of higher education in the U.K.

The university has state-of-the-art campuses offering a unique educational environment in Edinburgh, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai. The main campus is located in Edinburgh spanning over an area of 380 acres with academic buildings, student residences, libraries, healthcare and sports facilities and the student union’s office. The Dubai campus facilitates exchange programmes between the Emirates and the UK. The purpose-built campus in Putrajaya, Malaysia, is known for being the first ‘green campus’ in the country.

Heriot Watt University is divided into five distinct academic schools. The School of Energy, Geoscience, Society and Infrastructure offers undergraduate programmes in architectural engineering, civil and structural engineer, geography and urban studies, construction project management and biology. It also offers postgraduate programmes in civil, water and safety engineering, building, planning and urban design, energy and renewables, construction management, geoscience, petroleum engineering, marine, environment and climatic change and housing, real estate and social policy. The university’s School of Engineering and Physical Sciences provides engineering degrees in varied fields, including chemical, mechanical, computer science, and electronics and electrical engineering. In addition, it offers Bachelor of Science in physics and chemistry.

Heriot Watt University has several notable alumni including the first architect from Ghana and developer of the port city of Tema, Theodore S. Clerk, president of Royal Academy Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Swan medal and prize-winning physicist Iain Baikie, and CEO of Aviva Maurice Tulloch.

University at a glance

Size of Campus in acres380
UG/PG Course Ratio1 : 1.26
Endowments ValuePound 8 million
No.of Campuses3
Yearly Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 6.0 Lakh
International Students Website


CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(6 Courses)12 MonthsINR 1.9L – 18.9L
MBA(2 Courses)12 MonthsINR 22.3L
BE/Btech(8 Courses)4 – 5 YearsINR 14.8L – 18.7L
MIM(10 Courses)1 YearINR 15.6L – 21.6L
BBA(1 Course)4 YearsINR 14.8L
BSc(3 Courses)4 YearsINR 14.8L – 18.7L

Entry Criteria

MS(6 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
MBA(2 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AbovePTE: 58 & Above
BE/Btech(8 Courses)IELTS: 6 & AbovePTE: 50-57
MIM(10 Courses)IELTS: 6.5 & AbovePTE: 58-61
BBA(1 Course)IELTS: 6 & AbovePTE: 50 & Above
BSc(3 Courses)IELTS: 6-6.5PTE: 50-58

On campus accommodation



  • The University guarantees all new full time students (undergraduate and postgraduate) a place in University managed accommodation, either on or off campus, in their first year
  • University has about 2000 residential places available at Edinburgh Campus with a range of types and prices, from self-catered rooms to studio flats
  • Each room is equipped with en-suite bathrooms, and access to home comforts – broadband, a communal lounge, laundry facilities

Off campus accommodation


Details for off-campus

  • The average rent is 650 to 850 pounds/month
  • Residents benefit from a choice of individual studio apartments and en-suite rooms in shared flats, all include all-inclusive utility bills and free WiFi
  • Studio apartments are equipped with their own contemporary kitchen and en-suite rooms share a cluster kitchen
  • The student residence includes 24-hour On-site facilities and maintenance team, secure entry systems and CCTV
  • With its enviable location in Edinburgh, students will find a range of amenities such as restaurants, shops, and a cinema all very close to their residence

Know more about Studying in UK

Studying UK Details
Average 1st Year Tuition CostMIM INR 19 L|MS INR 18.4 L|BE/Btech INR 18.1 L|BBA INR 16.1 L|BSc INR 17.6 L|MA INR 15.6 L|MBA INR 20 L|BHM INR 13.5 L|MArch INR 15.7 L|MEM INR 17.8 L|MPharm INR 18.4 L|MBBS INR 32.8 L
Average Hostel & Meals ExpenseINR 5.9 L (based on 139 colleges listed on
Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 88|IELTS: 6.5|PTE: 59|GMAT: 590
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